What Were We Thinking?


There’s a lot of reflection that happens as the year comes to a close.  Earlier this week, I had written about a chronology of computers in education (as I fondly remember it) “After trying everything, what’s the plan now?”  It brought a small tear to my eye. Now, what would computer use be without software?Continue reading “What Were We Thinking?”

OTR Links 12/31/2014


Weird New Years Eve Traditions from around the World | Learnist Weird New Years Eve Traditions from around the World http://t.co/oLIZbVyxvA via @learnisttweets — Doug Peterson (@dougpete) December 30, 2014 tags: IFTTT Twitter 5 Ways school administrators can use Google apps – Daily Genius http://t.co/YAUSd2ii6B 5 Ways school administrators can use Google apps – DailyContinue reading “OTR Links 12/31/2014”

Is The Writing On The Wall?


One of the nice things about being an early riser is that it doesn’t bother me to schedule a doctor or dentist appointment first thing in the morning.  Of course, everything is computerized and so in a couple of recent trips, I watched and the receptionists/clerks would come into the office, turn their computers onContinue reading “Is The Writing On The Wall?”

After trying everything, what’s the plan now?


Ever since there have been computers, we’ve tried to shoe horn them into the classroom, thinking that the appropriate use of them is somehow good for kids.  I think most would truthfully argue that we haven’t been completely successful.  Why don’t we stop then?  Answered above – we think that they are somehow good forContinue reading “After trying everything, what’s the plan now?”